New NYAGV PSAs: “It’s your right to own a gun. But do you really want to?”Posted on Jun 30, 2016 • 11:33 AM No Comments
NYAGV is releasing a series of new public service announcements (PSAs) to highlight the dangers of guns in the home.
The 30-second PSAs look at how everyday situations–children playing, a teen breakup, and a domestic argument–can turn deadly when a gun is present. A gun bought for protection is 22 times more likely to be used in a homicide, suicide or gun accident than in a defensive scenario.
PSA #1: “Game”
NYAGV’s first PSA conveys the importance of keeping guns safely stored when children are nearby. These dangers are real: Just last week, in East Orange, NJ, a five-year-old child unintentionally shot and killed his four-year-old brother with an unsecured gun. Please share this powerful video!
Former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has endorsed NYAGV’s PSAs in an introductory video:
NYAGV thanks The Jump Agency and Message Disciple, which created the videos and generously donated their time, expertise and resources.
Please help NYAGV distribute these videos and educate the public about the dangers of guns. Make a tax-deductible contribution to the NYAGV Education Fund today.
Find out more:
- Fact: Five kids are unintentionally shot every day with a handgun. See NYAGV’s post, “Guns in the Home: Child Deaths from Unintentional Shootings,” here.